As the business school of a premier technological university, the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Consistent with WPI’s motto of theory and practice, a project-based approach to learning and doing pervades the WPI Foisie Business School’s curriculum. Our students take advantage of the university’s strong relationships with technology-intensive organizations around the world and a network of more than 40 global project centers.

Graduates of the WPI Foisie Business School are prepared to lead at the intersection of technology and business, applying entrepreneurial thinking and harnessing the power of technology and teamwork to solve complex human problems.

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Featured Program: MBA

WPI Foisie Business School MBA students often find themselves moving up in their companies while in the program, and graduates are making an impact in high-profile positions across technology-intensive business.

Featured Program: MS, Innovation with User Experience

WPI’s MS in IUX program prepares students to become experts at designing, developing, and generating innovative products and services that help consumers achieve their goals and meet their needs through pleasant and useful user experiences.

Success is all in the Family

Frank Hoy, Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the director of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, is a pioneer in the relatively young field of scholarship on family-owned businesses. In his research he explores how family business sustain themselves and thrive.

Apps for Better Healthcare

 Diane Strong (left), professor, and Bengisu Tulu, associate professor, are leading teams developing smartphone apps that help people better manage health conditions ranging from diabetes to stress eating. The work draws on the expertise of a team of specialists, including technology experts and clinicians.

From Worcester to Wall Street

Kevin Sweeney, professor of practice, focuses his research interests on the relationship between finance, strategy, and innovation, which closely connects to his work with undergraduate students at the WPI Wall Street Project Center.

Tracking Clear Indicators

Soussan Djamasbi, associate professor and director of the User Experience and Decision-Making Lab, studies how people use a technology, gaining insight that informs system design—and improves effectiveness and return on investment. In her lab, cutting-edge eye tracking technology is really something to see.

You Are Welcome Here

How the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign has shaped the way colleges tell their stories

YAWH Email HeaderWith many U.S. institutions having invested considerable time, effort, and resources attracting overseas students in the past decade, for many, this is a seminal moment for international education. As we continue our content marketing series, today, we look at the impact of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign in the United States. With the focus on telling our best institutional stories, let’s look at the power of a movement and how it impacts our approach.

Launching a Research Center for Inclusivity and Accessibility

Professor Eleanor Loiacono, FBS faculty member, is the Founder and Director of the new Inclusive Design and Accessibility (IDEA) Hub. “The IDEA Hub’s mission is to be the premiere cooperative research lab on inclusive design and accessibility. Through partnerships with businesses and diverse students and faculty members, we are able to produce highly impactful solutions and high-quality research.” 
 

Working Moms, Successful Daughters: FBS Faculty Member Publishes New Research Findings

Foisie Business School Assistant Professor Elizabeth Long Lingo's research on the positive long-term effect of working moms on their children has been spotlighted on Time.com — the full paper was just published in Work, Employment, and Society in April.

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In the News

Renata Konrad spoke to WBUR's Morning Edition about work funded by the National Science Foundation using analytical tools to help aid agencies disrupt human trafficking networks.

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The Worcester Business Journal reported on how with a one-year, $145,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers in the Foisie Business School  will explore how analytical tools commonly used in industry can be employed to attack human trafficking networks worldwide by ferreting out the supply chains that sustain them.  

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